Lisa Gilbert is an Associate Professor of Geosciences and Marine Science at Williams College. She teaches at Williams-Mystic, the Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport, in Mystic, CT.
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Unit 2: Storm Characteristics part of Natural Hazards and Risks: Hurricanes
Hurricanes form as the atmosphere and ocean interact to transport a tremendous amount of energy. Students will read about the conditions necessary for hurricane formation, how a hurricane evolves at sea, how it ...
Unit 3: Hurricane Tracks and Energy part of Natural Hazards and Risks: Hurricanes
The purpose of this unit is to learn some of the scientific tools used to determine hurricane location, path, and strength. Students plot the path of a recent hurricane (Irene, 2011), work with an online viewer to ...
Unit 6: Predictions and Evacuation part of Natural Hazards and Risks: Hurricanes
Students watch a video and read about past evacuations, including a premature or unnecessary evacuation, a late or botched evacuation, and about people determined to stay put no matter what. Students participate in ...
Lisa Gilbert part of Cutting Edge:Affective Domain:Workshop 07:Workshop Participants
Department of Geosciences & Marine Sciences, Williams College Homepage Essay: "I'm good at science, now" A recent student thanked me for showing her that she was "good at science, after ...
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Natural Hazards and Risks: Hurricanes part of Natural Hazards and Risks: Hurricanes
Making the difficult decision to evacuate before a hurricane makes landfall can save lives and property. This two week module explores how hurricanes connect the ocean-atmosphere-terrestrial systems and society. ...
Module Overview part of Natural Hazards and Risks: Hurricanes
Module Goal: Students will use data to address the complex interdisciplinary problems of where, when, and how hurricanes happen, how land and human systems are affected, how to deal with uncertainty in forecasts, ...